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brought up it technology back during the 2009 inauguration. today it was even more prevalent. you could follow the inauguration on twitter and facebook like you might follow the play-by-play of a sporting event. one bay area blogger tells us that's both helpful and a little too easy. well, the first family was xwhun kating via social media, doing the same in a much quieter place, sending out tweets like this one about how some day they'll tell their 3-year-old daughter. >> when i was young, martin luther king's birthday wasn't even honored yet. and so to fast forward to 0 today where not only is his birthday a holiday but a black president is being sworn in for the second time. i was just like, this is way too heavy. >> reporter: it was an especially poignant day for bloggers sending information out to tens of thousands of people while at the same time talking to his own children about how the future of america is likely to look a lot 0 different than the past. >> to hear what he said, not so much about america's past but its present and potential future, that was huge to me. because i
mavericks on the san mateo county coast. fans can't get onto the beach to watch but local technology can now offer you an even better view of the action. our business and tech reporter scott budman has more on the local company that's going to put you right on the waves. >> that's right. big waves are making mavericks dangerous for nonsurfers but a small piece of technology developed here is giving you a chance to get right up to the action. because of concerns brought on by this big wave two years ago, you won't be able to get close to these big waves this year at mavericks. unless you're following one of these. if you're a surfer, say hello to your little friend. the go pro camera, used by athletes everywhere and coming to mcnabb ribs for a starring role. >> they're the most passionate moments of our lives. >> justin wilkinfeld was one of the first people hired at go pro. he like lots of employees here loves to surf. and loves to give everyone an upclose look at the sport. >> being able to capture moments while you're out there surfing with your friends and what not and to see some of the
reporter scott budman shows us how technology helped calm nerves in a very quiet neighborhood. >> reporter: you're absolutely right, raj. neighbors around this part of town are used to talking but not fighting crime. when police and robbers squared off on these streets, those neighbors got social to stay safe. a neighborhood in chaos. a nearby jewelry store robbed by gunmen who then led police on a chase through the nearby streets. >> and we saw the cop cars going down the street. there were three or four of them down there. >> reporter: even when officers shut down the area where they lived, people here didn't panic. they social networked. >> i sent out a message, police are here and ask you to stay in, lock your doors. >> reporter: they stayed in touch via a bay area company called next door, social network for your neighborhood. super helpful at a time like this. >> i happened to be at work and saw the post from salim talking about the lockdown, the police event, and it was great that i could immediately communicate with my nanny to close the doors, lock the doors, close the windows, th
. welcome to the consumer electronics show here in las vegas. a gigantic convention all about technology and gadgets. this year at ces, a couple overarching themes. one, taking your favorite content, movies, music, photos, video games, and putting it on your mobile devices, your tablets, cell phones, and laptops. the other big theme here at ces 2013, making television better. ♪ >> when it comes to television, we still like things big. big screen, high resolution, you know, to impress our friends who come over it watch sports or strange reality shows. but after the big push for 3d tv turned out to be an idea whose time had not yet come, tv manufacturers changed the game a bit. now they're making televisions
of officers that are leaving and we need to work smarter and i think technology is going to help us. >> reporter: some officers predict esquivel will be on the job at least six months while the city searches for a new permanent chief. a job esquivel says he doesn't want. why didn't you put your hat in the ring for the chief's job. at the time it was a personal decision. at the time it wasn't right for me. >> reporter: he has every intention of fighting crime and fighting for officers. the interim chief plans to foster better communication between the community and the department. reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >>> breaking news in san francisco, sfpd is on the scene of a barricaded subject. some streets are blocked off in the richmond district because of the police presence. we're gathering more details and we'll bring them to you as soon as they come into our newsroom. >>> tonight we have new information about the tanker that hit the bay bridge last week. a san francisco port agent tells the mercury news that bar pilot guy kleess made a last-minute c
valley and the technology innovation, hey, there's a reason we call things version 2.0. things sometimes need a little adjustment before they're ready to roll out. >> the next nonstop direct service from san jose to tokyo is on the dreamliner, scheduled to be on friday. no word whether the passengers will be rerouted. >>> in san francisco today some tough love from governor brown as he addressed the uc board of regents. >> let's get real. i propose 5% more. you're proposing 11.6%. how do you make up the gap? the governor applauded them for leading the way down a more uphill road as part of the austerity, the regents today called for an expansion of online courses. >> we have new information regarding that burglary at the oakland museum of california last week. the museum release this had picture of what was stolen. a jewelry box made some time in the 1870s by goldsmith a. a andre andrews. the box features engravings and moldings valued at $800,000. the museum is offering a $12,000 reward for the safe return of that box. again, someone stole it last monday. >> okay. if you're looking for
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